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[image]Fires in Central and Southern Africa - Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
These hundreds of fires burning in the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa are probably agricultural fires set by locals to prepare land for cultivation or grazing. At upper right, Lake Tanganyika marks the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on May 20, 2002.Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel...
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Fires in Democratic Republic of the Congo - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
These hundreds of fires burning in the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa are probably agricultural fires set by locals to prepare land for cultivation or grazing. At upper right, Lake Tanganyika marks the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on May 20, 2002. Sensor: Terra/MODIS...
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Fires in Central and Southern Africa - Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
There were hundreds of fires burning in the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa on June 3, 2002; probably agricultural fires set by locals to prepare land for cultivation or grazing. At upper right, Lake Tanganyika marks the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying aboard NASA's Terra satellite.Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meter...
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Fires in Central and Southern Africa - Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
These hundreds of fires burning in the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa are probably agricultural fires set by locals to prepare land for cultivation or grazing. At upper right, Lake Tanganyika marks the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on May 20, 2002.Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel...
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Fires in Central and Southern Africa - Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from the at NASA GSFC
Across central and southern Africa, numerous fires (red dots) are burning throughout Democratic Republic of Congo (west of Lake Tanganyika), and Tanzania (east). Heavy smoke hangs over the northern half of the image, at least some of which is from the the eruption of Nyamuragira volcano on July 26, 2002. This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on July 28, 2002...
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Fires in Central and Southern Africa - Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
There were hundreds of fires burning in the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa on June 3, 2002; probably agricultural fires set by locals to prepare land for cultivation or grazing. At upper right, Lake Tanganyika marks the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying aboard NASA?s Terra satellite.Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meter...
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Fires in Central and Southern Africa - Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from the at NASA GSFC
Across central and southern Africa, numerous fires (red dots) are burning throughout Democratic Republic of Congo (west of Lake Tanganyika), and Tanzania (east). Heavy smoke hangs over the northern half of the image, at least some of which is from the the eruption of Nyamuragira volcano on July 26, 2002. This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on July 28, 2002...
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Fires in Republic Democratic of the Congo - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team
This MODIS true-color image of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa, shows dozens of fires burning all over the country. To the far right of the image is Lake Tanganyika, which separates The Democratic Republic of Congo from Tanzania to its east. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 6/2/01.
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Lake Natron, Tanzania - Astronaut photograph was acquired March 15, 2006, with a Kodak 760C digital camera using a 400 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center. The image in this article has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the
This image of the southern half of Lake Natron shows the characteristic colors of lakes where very high evaporation occurs. As water evaporates during the dry season, salinity levels increase to the point that salt-loving organisms begin to thrive. Salt-loving organisms include some cyanobacteria, tiny bacteria that grow in water and make their own food with photosynthesis as plants do. The red pigment in the cyanobacteria produce the deep reds of the open water of the lake, and orange colors of...
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Fires in Democratic Republic of the Congo - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
There were hundreds of fires burning in the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa on June 3, 2002; probably agricultural fires set by locals to prepare land for cultivation or grazing. At upper right, Lake Tanganyika marks the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying aboard NASA’s Terra satellite...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Fires in Southern Africa - Image by Earth Observatory staff, based on data from the NASA-GSFC
West of Lake Tanganyika in east-central Africa, smoke chokes the air over Democratic Republic of Congo, where the annual fire season has been ongoing for several weeks. Fires are also burning to the east of Tanganyika in Tanzania, and to the southwest, in Zambia. This image of the haze and fires (orange dots) was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite on May 16, 2004...
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania; Where -- Zambia
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[image]Fires in Tanzania - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
On June 23, 2002, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) captured this image of fires (marked with red dots) burning in Tanzania in east-central Africa. At top center is Lake Victoria, the largest of the African Rift Valley Lakes. The fires located to the east-southeast of Lake Victoria are burning on the Serengeti Plain, a large grassland and savanna area that is home to elephants, lions, cheetahs, giraffes and numerous other animals...
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania; Where -- Victoria
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[image]Fires in Southern Africa - Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from the NASA-GSFC
West of Lake Tanganyika in east-central Africa, scores of fires (orange dots) were choking the skies over Democratic Republic of Congo with smoke on May 23, 2004. To the east of the lake, fires are burning in Tanzania, as well, though the air is considerably less smoky there. Fires were also detected in Zambia, which sits at the bottom right portion of the image, south of the lake.The widespread nature of the fires and the time of year indicates that these fires are being set intentionally for a...
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania; Where -- Zambia
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[image]Fires in Eastern Central Africa - Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from the NASA-GSFC
West of Lake Tanganyika in east-central Africa, scores of fires (orange dots) were choking the skies over Democratic Republic of Congo with smoke on May 23, 2004. To the east of the lake, fires are burning in Tanzania, as well, though the air is considerably less smoky there. Fires were also detected in Zambia, which sits at the bottom right portion of the image, south of the lake.The widespread nature of the fires and the time of year indicates that these fires are being set intentionally for a...
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania; Where -- Zambia
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[image]Lakes of the African Rift Valley - Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
The lakes of the African Rift Valley exhibit wide variations in water color as can be seen in this SeaWiFS image. From left to right the lakes are: Lake Upembe, Lake Mwaru, Lake Tanganyika (largest), and Lake Rukwa. This image spans the southeastern corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, northeastern Zambia, and southern Tanzania. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 7/23/00.
Keywords: Where -- Zambia; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Fire Season in Central and Southern Africa - NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the team.
In southern Africa, the annual burning season dotted the savannas surrounding Lake Tanganyika with hundreds of actively burning fires (marked in red) on June 11, 2005. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite shows fires in Democratic Republic of Congo (west of the lake), Tanzania (east of the lake), and northern Zambia (south of the lake).The widespread nature of the fires and the time of year suggest that people are intentionally sett...
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania; Where -- Zambia
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[image]Lake Natron, Tanzania - Jeff Schmaltz
The Serengeti Plain of Tanzania and Kenya dominate this image of Southeastern Africa. The savanna (grassland with sparse trees) region is renowned for its biological diversity, especially the so-called “big five”: elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and Cape buffalo. Some of the oldest fossils of early humans are also found in this area. On the right side of the image, just below Tanzania’s border with Kenya, lies Lake Natron (an oblong red splotch roughly oriented north to south)...
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania; Where -- Kenya
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[image]Kilimanjaro - Image provided by the Satellite Systems Branch. This image is part of the ongoing Landsat series.
Portions of Kenya and Tanzania, Africa, can be seen in this image. The peak of Kilimanjaro is on the right; the mountain is flanked by the plains of Amboseli National Park to the north and the rugged Arusha National Park to the south and west.This image was acquired by Landsat 7’s Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on February 21, 2000. This is a false-color composite image made using shortwave infrared, infrared, and green wavelengths.
Keywords: Where -- Kenya; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Lake Natron, Tanzania: Image of the Day - NASA -- Astronaut photograph eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS012&roll=E&frame=20456 ISS012-E-20456 was acquired March 15, 2006, with a Kodak 760C digital camera using a 400 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center. The image in this article has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast. The spaceflight.nasa.gov/home/index.html International Space Station Program supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
This image of the southern half of Lake Natron shows the characteristic colors of lakes where very high evaporation occurs. As water evaporates during the dry season, salinity levels increase to the point that salt-loving organisms begin to thrive. Salt-loving organisms include some cyanobacteria, tiny bacteria that grow in water and make their own food with photosynthesis as plants do. The red pigment in the cyanobacteria produce the deep reds of the open water of the lake, and orange colors of...
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Crater Highlands, East Africa - Volcanism, landslides, faulting, ecosystem mapping - NASA/JPL/NGA
Tectonics, volcanism, landslides, erosion and deposition-and their interactions-are all evident in this view of the Crater Highlands along Tanzania's East African Rift, a zone of spreading between the African and Somali crustal plates. Two branches of the rift intersect in Tanzania, resulting in distinctive and prominent landforms. The highlands rise far above the adjacent savannas, capture moisture from passing air masses and host rain forests...
Keywords: What -- Crater; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Serengeti - Jeff Schmaltz
The Serengeti Plain of Tanzania and Kenya highlights this image of Southeastern Africa. This savanna (grassland with sparse trees) region is renowned for its biological diversity, especially the so-called “big five”, which include elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and Cape buffalo. Some of the oldest fossils of early humans are also found in this area. Serengeti National Park, along with several other game preserves in the surrounding region total about 30,000 square kilometers (12,000 squ...
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania; Where -- Kenya
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[image]Flooding in Tanzania: Natural Hazards - NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day
eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/16000/16052/tanzania_tmo_2006027_lrg.jpg January 27, 2006 (1.5 MB) For drought-stricken Tanzania, rainfall was a boon. The rare rain soaked the countryside, bringing floods to the areas shown in this false-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) image, captured on February 3, 2006. In contrast to January 27, turquoise-colored water has swollen rivers and streams and filled dry lake beds...
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Dust China - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
Dust obscuring most of the Liaoning region of China and parts of northern and western Korea. Left: March 23, 2002, a relatively clear day. Right: April 8, 2002, a day of extremely dusty skies. Storms transport mineral dust from the deserts of China and Mongolia over great distances, as well as pollution from agriculture, industry and power generation. Asian dust has been detected as far away as Colorado...
Keywords: What -- Crater; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Mahale Mountains National Park - NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained courtesy of the University of Maryland’s .
Mahale Mountains National Park lies on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania. The park has several unusual characteristics. First, it is one of only two protected areas for chimpanzees in the country. (The other is a nearby national park on the Gombe River made famous by the researcher Jane Goodall.) Another unusual feature of the park is that it is one of the very few in Africa that must be experienced by foot...
Keywords: What -- Landsat 7; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Mahale Mountains National Park: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained courtesy of the University of Maryland's glcf.umiacs.umd.edu/index.shtml Global Land Cover Facility .
Mahale Mountains National Park lies on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania. The park has several unusual characteristics. First, it is one of only two protected areas for chimpanzees in the country. (The other is a nearby national park on the Gombe River made famous by the researcher Jane Goodall.) Another unusual feature of the park is that it is one of the very few in Africa that must be experienced by foot...
Keywords: What -- Landsat 7; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Fires in Southern Africa - Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from the NASA-GSFC
In south-central Africa, season agricultural burning has been a way of life for hundreds, probably thousands of years. People burn grasslands and savannas to encourage new vegetation that attracts grazing animals and to clear or renew land for farming. Though not necessarily hazardous, such large-scale burning can have a strong impact on weather, climate, human health, and natural resources. This image shows fires (marked in yellow) across southern Africa on August 17, 2004...
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania; Where -- Zambia; Where -- Burundi
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[image]Earth observations taken from shuttle orbiter Endeavour during STS-72 mission - NASA
Earth observations taken from shuttle orbiter Endeavour during STS-72 mission. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (004).
Keywords: What -- Earth; What -- STS-72; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]photo-iss012e20456 - NASA
ISS012-E-20456 (15 March 2006) --- Lake Natron, Tanzania is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 12 crew member on the International Space Station. This image of the southern half of Lake Natron shows the characteristic colors of lakes where very high evaporation occurs. According to scientists, as water evaporates during the dry season, salinity levels increase to the point that salt-loving organisms begin to thrive...
Keywords: What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Africa's Great Lakes - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
On January 28, 2002, MODIS detected several fires burning in the African countries of Uganda (top center) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (left), and the smoke from these fires is partially obscuring Lake Albert, Lake Edward, and Lake Kivu (in order from top to bottom). The grayish cast to Lake Tanganyika to the south and Lake Victoria, to the east is due more to sunglint than smoke. These lakes all fall along Africa's Great Rift Valley, where three tectonic plates are pulling away from one...
Keywords: Where -- Uganda; Where -- Victoria; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Fires in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Numerous fires are burning in the rainforests (top) and tropical savannas (bottom) of the Democratic republic of Congo (top), Angola (bottom left), and Zambia (bottom right) in south-central Africa. At upper right is Lake Tanganyika, and though the center point for each of these images changes, each contains a portion of the lake, which can be sued as a reference point. To the east of the lake (visible in other images in this series, is Tanzania).Thousands of fires are set annually in these regi...
Keywords: Where -- Angola; Where -- Zambia; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Fires in Central Africa - NASA
People in Africa have used fire for hundreds, possibly thousands, of years as an agricultural and land management tool. In the dry season, they set fires to clear brush and dead vegetation from farm and grazing land and to deal with household trash. As the rainy season migrates north and south across the continent each year, a wave of widespread fires precedes its arrival. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA«És Aqua satellite from July 8, 2009, sho...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Tanzania; Where -- Zambia
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[image]Fires in Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Numerous fires are burning in the rainforests (top) and tropical savannas (bottom) of the Democratic republic of Congo (top), Angola (bottom left), and Zambia (bottom right) in south-central Africa. At upper right is Lake Tanganyika, and though the center point for each of these images changes, each contains a portion of the lake, which can be sued as a reference point. To the east of the lake (visible in other images in this series, is Tanzania).Thousands of fires are set annually in these regi...
Keywords: Where -- Angola; Where -- Zambia; Where -- Tanzania
Downloads: 4
[image]Fires in Tanzania and Democratic Republic of the Congo - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Numerous fires are burning in the rainforests (top) and tropical savannas (bottom) of the Democratic republic of Congo (top), Angola (bottom left), and Zambia (bottom right) in south-central Africa. At upper right is Lake Tanganyika, and though the center point for each of these images changes, each contains a portion of the lake, which can be sued as a reference point. To the east of the lake (visible in other images in this series, is Tanzania).Thousands of fires are set annually in these regi...
Keywords: Where -- Angola; Where -- Zambia; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Fires in Central Africa - NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained courtesy of the team.
Each year, thousands of fires burn across southern Africa beginning in May and ending in late August or early September. Between February and March, rainfall begins to shift from the savannas of southern Africa to areas north of the tropical forests in the continent’s interior. By May, agricultural fires are usually widespread across southern Africa savannas, but are months away from reaching their peak, which usually occurs in late August or early September...
Keywords: Where -- Angola; Where -- Zambia; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Fires in Tanzania - Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Through a patchwork of clouds, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite detected numerous fires (red dots) burning in Tanzania, Africa, on November 25, 2002. Fires appear to be most heavily concentrated on the Makonde Plateau, north of the Tanzania-Mozambique border. At image right is the Indian Ocean. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 11/25/02. Data End Date: 11/25/02.
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania; Where -- Mozambique; Where -- Indian Ocean
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[image]Numerous Fires in Southeast Tanzania - Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, NASA GSFC
Through a patchwork of clouds, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite detected numerous fires (red dots) burning in Tanzania, Africa, on November 25, 2002. Fires appear to be most heavily concentrated on the Makonde Plateau, north of the Tanzania-Mozambique border. At image right is the Indian Ocean. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania; Where -- Mozambique; Where -- Indian Ocean
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[image]photo-iss014e18950 - NASA
ISS014-E-18950 (3 April 2007) --- Covered with snow and ice, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 14 crewmember on the International Space Station.
Keywords: What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Numerous Fires in Southeast Tanzania - Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, NASA GSFC
Through a patchwork of clouds, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite detected numerous fires (red dots) burning in Tanzania, Africa, on November 25, 2002. Fires appear to be most heavily concentrated on the Makonde Plateau, north of the Tanzania-Mozambique border. At image right is the Indian Ocean. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS.
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania; Where -- Mozambique; Where -- Indian Ocean
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[image]Fires in Eastern Central Africa: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC
West of Lake Tanganyika in east-central Africa, scores of fires (orange dots) were choking the skies over Democratic Republic of Congo with smoke on May 23, 2004. To the east of the lake, fires are burning in Tanzania, as well, though the air is considerably less smoky there. Fires were also detected in Zambia, which sits at the bottom right portion of the image, south of the lake. The widespread nature of the fires and the time of year indicates that these fires are being set intentionally for ...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Tanzania; Where -- Zambia
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[image]Fires in Tanzania - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Much of the lushness of vegetation surrounding Lake Victoria (top center) appears to have faded with the lengthening of the season. (Compare to image from June 2, 2002.) Now fires (red dots) dominate the landscape as the agricultural burning season gets underway. This image was acquired on July 9, 2002, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on the Terra satellite. Sensor: Terra/MODIS...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Victoria; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Crater Highlands, Tanzania: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/JPL/NGA www2.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/ Shuttle Radar Topography team
Plate tectonics, volcanism, landslides, erosion and deposition -- and their interactions -- are all very evident in this view of the Crater Highlands along the East African Rift in Tanzania. The image shows landforms using color and shading. Color indicates height, with lowest elevations in green and highest elevations in white. Shading shows the slope. The vertical relief has been exaggerated by a factor of 2 to reveal greater detail about the landscape...
Keywords: What -- Crater; What -- Earth; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Fires in Central Africa - Jeff Schmaltz
Thousands of fires in Central Africa cover the land like a swarm of insects. They send tiny plumes of grey-blue smoke into the atmosphere creating a collective haze over the region that can have a strong impact on the weather, climate, human health, and natural resources. The fires are likely intentionally-set agricultural fires (used for pasture renewal and clearing, for example), though if not properly controlled they can quickly cause a lot of harm.At upper right, Lake Tanganyika straddles th...
Keywords: Where -- Tanzania; Where -- Zambia; Where -- Zimbabwe
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[image]Fires and burn scars in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Numerous fires are burning in the rainforests (top) and tropical savannas (bottom) of the Democratic republic of Congo (top), Angola (bottom left), and Zambia (bottom right) in south-central Africa. At upper right is Lake Tanganyika, and though the center point for each of these images changes, each contains a portion of the lake, which can be sued as a reference point. To the east of the lake (visible in other images in this series, is Tanzania).Thousands of fires are set annually in these regi...
Keywords: Where -- Angola; Where -- Zambia; Where -- Tanzania
Downloads: 4
[image]Kilimanjaro - Image provided by the Satellite Systems Branch. This image is part of the ongoing Landsat series.
Portions of Kenya and Tanzania, Africa, can be seen in this image. The peak of Kilimanjaro is on the right; the mountain is flanked by the plains of Amboseli National Park to the north and the rugged Arusha National Park to the south and west.This image was acquired by Landsat 7’s Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on February 21, 2000. This is a false-color composite image made using shortwave infrared, infrared, and green wavelengths...
Keywords: What -- Landsat 7; Where -- Kenya; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Fires in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, and Angola - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team
Numerous fires are burning in several Africa countries, including Angola (lower left), Zambia (lower right), Tanzania (far right), and the Democratic Republic of Congo (center). The fires appear as red dots. The large lake straddling the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania is Lake Tanganyika. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 7/4/01.
Keywords: Where -- Angola; Where -- Zambia; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Kilimanjaro: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image provided by the edc.usgs.gov/ USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch. This image is part of the ongoing Landsat edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/l7dhf/ias_folder/images/artscene/artscene.html Earth as Art series.
Portions of Kenya and Tanzania, Africa, can be seen in this image. The peak of Kilimanjaro is on the right; the mountain is flanked by the plains of Amboseli National Park to the north and the rugged Arusha National Park to the south and west. This image was acquired by landsat7.usgs.gov/ Landsat 7's Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on February 21, 2000. This is a false-color composite image made using shortwave infrared, infrared, and green wavelengths.
Keywords: What -- Landsat 7; Where -- Kenya; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Mt. Kilimanjaro’s Receding Glaciers - Shuttle photograph provided by the Johnson Space Center. Additional photographs taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed via the NASA — JSC
Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), the highest point in all Africa, was photographed by the crew of Space Shuttle mission STS-97 on December 2, 2000 (STS097-701-17). Kilimanjaro (Kilima Njaro or "shining mountain" in Swahili) is capped by glaciers on its southern and southwestern flanks.The glaciers and snow cap covered a far greater area ten years prior to the view above. Compare the photograph above with a photograph of Kilimanjaro taken in November 1990 by the Space Shuttle mission STS-38 crew...
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- STS-38; Where -- Tanzania
Downloads: 11
[image]Fires in East Africa - Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Numerous fires (marked with red dots) were burning across eastern Africa on June 10, 2003. The fires appear most heavily concentrated east of Lake Tanganyika (left edge) in Tanzania, but are also scattered across Zambia (bottom left) and Mozambique (bottom right). The fires are part of the typical agricultural burning that occurs in the region, where people set fires to clear land and prepare it for planting and ranching...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Tanzania; Where -- Zambia; Where -- Mozambique
Downloads: 3
[image]Mt. Kilimanjaro’s Receding Glaciers - Shuttle photograph provided by the Johnson Space Center. Additional photographs taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed via the NASA — JSC
Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), the highest point in all Africa, was photographed by the crew of Space Shuttle mission STS-97 on December 2, 2000 (STS097-701-17). Kilimanjaro (Kilima Njaro or "shining mountain" in Swahili) is capped by glaciers on its southern and southwestern flanks.The glaciers and snow cap covered a far greater area ten years prior to the view above. Compare the photograph above with a photograph of Kilimanjaro taken in November 1990 by the Space Shuttle mission STS-38 crew.
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- STS-38; Where -- Tanzania
Downloads: 12
[image]Fires in Tanzania - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Clear skies over central Africa gave MODIS a great view of Lake Victoria (upper left quadrant), which sits at the intersection of three countries. boundaries: (clockwise from upper left) Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. Victoria is the largest of Africa.s Great Rift Lakes, a series of lakes that fall along a generally north-south geological fault line in Eastern Africa. In terms of mass, Lake Victoria is second only in size to Lake Superior in the North American Great Lakes...
Keywords: Where -- Victoria; Where -- Uganda; Where -- Kenya; Where -- Tanzania
Downloads: 4
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